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Capital Southwest Supports Atlantic Street Capital’s Partnership with OrthoBethesda

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DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Southwest Corporation (“Capital Southwest”) (Nasdaq:CSWC), an internally managed business development company focused on providing flexible financing solutions to support the acquisition and growth of middle market businesses, announced today that it supported Atlantic Street Capital’s (“Atlantic Street”) recent partnership with OrthoBethesda, a premier provider of orthopedic services in the greater Washington, DC region.  Capital Southwest provided a revolver, first lien term loan, second lien term loan and made an equity co-investment.  Capital Southwest led the financing transaction and will act as the administrative agent on the credit facility. 

"We are pleased to have the ability to partner with Atlantic Street on another transaction," said Josh Weinstein, Managing Director of Capital Southwest.  “OrthoBethesda is a leading provider in the Washington, DC area with a longstanding reputation for delivering high quality care.”  Ryan Kelly, Vice President of Capital Southwest said, “The partnership between OrthoBethesda’s leading physicians and Atlantic Street’s operating partner resources creates a compelling growth opportunity for the business.”

Founded in 1965, the practice is a leading provider of comprehensive musculoskeletal care to patients in the greater Washington, DC market.  OrthoBethesda employs board-certified orthopedic surgeons with specializations across the spectrum of musculoskeletal care and the practice operates four Centers of Excellence: Washington Joint Institute, providing treatment to patients with debilitating arthritic joint conditions; Washington Shoulder Institute, focusing on the demands of patients suffering from various shoulder-related ailments; Washington Spine and Scoliosis Institute, offering state of the art management of complex spinal conditions; and OrthoTraumaBethesda, providing advanced comprehensive care of orthopedic trauma cases.  In addition to its orthopedic specialists, the practice employs a team of physical therapists and therapy aides in addition to a broader team of licensed clinicians.

About Capital Southwest

Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC) is a Dallas, Texas-based, internally managed business development company with approximately $307 million in net assets as of June 30, 2018. Capital Southwest is a middle market lending firm focused on supporting the acquisition and growth of middle market businesses with $5 to $25 million investments across the capital structure, including first lien, unitranche, second lien, subordinated debt and non-control equity co-investments. As a public company with a permanent capital base, Capital Southwest has the flexibility to be creative in its financing solutions and to invest to support the growth of its portfolio companies over long periods of time.

About Atlantic Street Capital

Atlantic Street Capital is a private equity firm that invests in middle market companies with between $4 million and $15 million in EBITDA. The firm invests in fundamentally sound companies that will benefit from capital investment and value-adding strategic and operational initiatives. Atlantic Street Capital's investment team are hands-on investors who work closely with management to unlock their business' underlying value and help them succeed. The firm is currently making investments in Atlantic Street Capital III, LP. For more information, visit www.atlanticstreetcapital.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains historical information and forward-looking statements with respect to the business and investments of Capital Southwest. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical statements and can often be identified by words such as “will,” “believe,” “expect” and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words. These statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions and beliefs. They are not guarantees of future results and are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. These risks include risks related to changes in the markets in which Capital Southwest invests, changes in the financial and lending markets, regulatory changes, tax treatment and general economic and business conditions.

Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements and are encouraged to review Capital Southwest's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2018 and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of the risks and other factors that could affect any forward-looking statements. Except as required by the federal securities laws, Capital Southwest does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changing circumstances or any other reason after the date of this press release.

Investor Relations Contact:
Michael S. Sarner, Chief Financial Officer

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